Rocky Point St. Patrick's Day Parade
Rocky Point, NY
March 15, 1998
From our April 1998 newsletter...
"From the Office of the President
The St. Patrick's Day in Rocky Point was huge success. Like all of you, I am still on cloud nine on how great everything went. On behalf of the 1st Long Island, I want to thank the men and women of the 30the Virginia for coming out and supporting us. We had a twenty man company including Color Guard and musician. Our new National Colors are beautiful, and comments were heard all along the three mile parade route as to its grandeur. My thanks to Matthew Sales, who did a magnificent job drumming the entire parade. My thanks also to our ladies who came out and marched. They carried our new association banner which was made by John Warren and his wife. The banner is first rate. Ty Magliola, John Ernest, and Bob Bachman formed the Color Guard and their wheels and obliques were flawless. My thanks to Bob Angelo for a great job in forming and running the company. Bob and Tom Creamer did an excellent job echoing my commands. As far as you fighting men in the ranks, you boys could not have wheeled and marched any better. You looked fantastic! I want to thank each and every one of you for participating in our first parade. It was an honor to act as you commanding officer for such a glorious day!"